Definition of carbonara
: a dish of hot pasta into which other ingredients (such as eggs, bacon or ham, and grated cheese) have been mixed —often used as a postpositive modifier spaghetti carbonara
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Among the choices: Shrimp sauteed in white wine over spinach for $12.50, spaghetti carbonara for two for $8.95, and veal in garlic wine sauce for $11.95.
The filling is built on the classic ingredients of carbonara sauce: bacon, eggs and cheese.
The food is indiscriminately southern European (pasta carbonara, chorizo, frisée-lardons salad), and the quality is about the same as a cafeteria’s: recognizable, edible, filling.
Campo dei FioriRoscioliExpect stiff linens, lots of foreigners, and to reserve four weeks out for what is considered Rome’s greatest carbonara and cacio e pepe.
Anyone who wants to know what really makes an authentic cacio e pepe or carbonara (starchy pasta water, not cream) knows it’s worth sacrificing another day in the Vatican to join the locals in the trattorias of Testaccio and the Jewish Ghetto.
This spaghetti carbonara is a deli egg-bacon-and-cheese-on-a-roll that has been pasta-fied.
My favorite so far has been the recipe for spaghetti carbonara.
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Origin and Etymology of carbonara
Italian dialect (alla) carbonara, literally, in the manner of a charcoal maker
First Known Use: 1962See Words from the same year
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